Barnhills Farmhouse is located on the North Rhinns of Galloway peninsula overlooking Corsewall Lighthouse and with panoramic views towards Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran to the north and North Ireland to the west. The house is double glazed …
Barnhills Farmhouse is located on the North Rhinns of Galloway peninsula overlooking Corsewall Lighthouse and with panoramic views towards Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran to the north and North Ireland to the west. The house is double glazed throughout providing comfortable accommodation, with a modern extension to the rear completed in approximately 2001 providing and additional bedroom and practical space. The original part of the house retains many of its features including fireplaces, high ceilings, and ornate plasterwork.
Barnhills is located about 4 miles from the small village of Kirkcolm and about 10 miles from Stranraer where there is a wide range of amenities including primary and secondary schools, shops, large supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, a rail link to Ayr and destinations beyond. There are various leisure facilities, including the Ryan Centre, a boating marina and harbour.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the sporting and recreational pursuits. It is because of this mild climate that the area is so attractive to gardeners and there are several gardens open to the public nearby, such as Glenwhan Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, and Castle Kennedy Gardens. Newton Stewart (about 35 miles) is known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills which are popular for those who like to walk, as well as the annual walking festival based in Newton Stewart in the month of May. There are cycling opportunities along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. The Galloway Forest Park has been awarded Dark Skies status, the only such location outside of the USA, where visitors can marvel at the breathtaking clarity of the night skies. In addition there are several sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing in the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. The are many beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches such as Auchenmalg and Monreith near Port William, also miles of golden sandy beaches stretching along the Sands of Luce to Sandhead. The nearby picturesque coastal village of Portpatrick is a favourite tourist spot with fishing harbour and seaside restaurants. For golf enthusiasts there is a superb 18 hole course at Stranraer designed by 5 times Open champion James Braid, set amidst beautiful scenery and several other courses in the area. Wigtown is known as Scotland’s Book Town, has several bookshops of note and various coffee shops and tearooms. The area is also well known to artists and offers scope for work in all mediums.
The A75 Stranraer to Gretna euro-route connects to the M74 motorway link to the north and south at junction, about 95 miles distant. Prestwick airport with its regular flights to Europe is approximately 55 miles to the north on the A77 Ayr road. Glasgow International Airport is 90 miles. There are regular ferry services to Ireland on the high speed sea link from Cairnryan to Ireland, and train services from both Stranraer and Dumfries.